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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,750
Posted By steve68steve
I didn't tell you that.

I didn't tell you that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,750
Posted By steve68steve
A barking dog is warning you, not attacking. An...

A barking dog is warning you, not attacking. An attacking dog will strike without warning.... just like people.

A pack of dogs is bolder than an individual. If the pack is led by a bully,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,621
Posted By steve68steve
Re: Britts fighting fascism, had they started...

Re: Britts fighting fascism, had they started resisting sooner instead of "appeasing" for so long (including throwing Poland under the bus) maybe there wouldn't have been a WWII (Europe) and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,621
Posted By steve68steve
Worse: a Myers-Briggs INTP.

Worse: a Myers-Briggs INTP.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,621
Posted By steve68steve
The message of this song seems to be, "if you're...

The message of this song seems to be, "if you're not as jingoist as me, I'll beat you up."

Freethought (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freethought)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,621
Posted By steve68steve
LOL!! Wow. I'll say this about you,...

LOL!!

Wow.

I'll say this about you, CW: you stick to the script!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,621
Posted By steve68steve
I agree whole-heartedly - but I think that could...

I agree whole-heartedly - but I think that could be because of the bad memory of WWII, not because "fascist" is not the correct term.
I'm looking for a better term (if it exists) which can be used...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,621
Posted By steve68steve
Excerpted from link:...

Excerpted from
link: (http://www.ellensplace.net/fascism.html)
Excessive nationalism, idolization of the military, marginalization of dissenters, identifying a scapegoat group, corporatism,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,621
Posted By steve68steve
OK, I'll pick .1% of bikes is illegal - 1 in...

OK, I'll pick .1% of bikes is illegal - 1 in 1000;

say the stop is 20 minutes instead of 5 or 10; the stops are monthly instead of quarterly, so 4 hours/ year;

and I live in a place where...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,621
Posted By steve68steve
So the "degree" people make the following...

So the "degree" people make the following "argument" more and more emphatically:

"By ANY measure, genocide is very, very, very, very much worse than a moto checkpoint!!"

But no one disagrees...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,621
Posted By steve68steve
Short answer: because both have roots in...

Short answer: because both have roots in fascism. (http://www.ellensplace.net/fascism.html)

Long answer: many (most?) people seem to be rooted in "degree," while others are rooted in "kind."
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27,104
Views: 5,289,962
Posted By steve68steve
I noticed that, too. If the "G" is for gravity,...

I noticed that, too. If the "G" is for gravity, it goes from .82 to 1.92 (almost 2g's). That's either whacking it to get to 72mph to get around him or jumping on the brakes after having just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,621
Posted By steve68steve
Hmm: he didn't add "freedom from summary...

Hmm: he didn't add "freedom from summary execution without trial", either. Can we infer that he was in favor of lynch mobs, then? ... or is parsing "essential" vs. "non-essential" not a great line...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,621
Posted By steve68steve
CT, I will bet you a brazillion internet bucks...

CT, I will bet you a brazillion internet bucks you are a Myers-Briggs INTP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INTP).
I think the greatest failing of our species is our need to form 'ingroups.' By...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,621
Posted By steve68steve
I'm curious where you were heading with this. ...

I'm curious where you were heading with this.

My understanding is that Franklin's quote appeared in a number of different print sources slightly altered.
I see the same idea expressed over and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,621
Posted By steve68steve
Stopping a targeted class of citizens and...

Stopping a targeted class of citizens and compelling them to prove their innocence is a small price to pay for catching a lawbreaker. We have to do SOMETHING. There will always be a tiny minority...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,433
Posted By steve68steve
"Attribution bias"....

"Attribution bias". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attribution_bias)

I love armchair psychology!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,572
Posted By steve68steve
Physician: heal thyself! If you would like...

Physician: heal thyself!

If you would like to meet somewhere IRL for me to tell you your HD sucks, I can meet you at Keystone HD in Parryville, PA. I usually get home from work around 6PM, or we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,572
Posted By steve68steve
Hey, it's your lucky day: I've done that!

Hey, it's your lucky day: I've done that!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,572
Posted By steve68steve
Looking back over a few replies, the data is...

Looking back over a few replies, the data is consistent with my theory of 'douchebag concentration'

The West is more friendly than the East, IME.
The South is more friendly than the North, IME....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-16-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12,814
Views: 1,048,214
Posted By steve68steve
That's funny, right there - I don't care who you...

That's funny, right there - I don't care who you are.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFlCD5CYAcU)
:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,572
Posted By steve68steve
Hey ruin, I just quoted you because you made me...

Hey ruin, I just quoted you because you made me think of the "regional" thing - didn't mean to put anything on you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,848
Posted By steve68steve
The fallacy in your argument here is called...

The fallacy in your argument here is called "false dichotomy."

I also think you're being a little hyperbolic: speeders driving cars outnumber police. People texting in their cars outnumber...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,572
Posted By steve68steve
Holy crap - that's the other thing I learned...

Holy crap - that's the other thing I learned about HD on this forum (if not entirely in this thread): People assume all people are like the people they themselves know.

I think that's a big part...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,848
Posted By steve68steve
How is it anything BUT being lazy? If loud pipes...

How is it anything BUT being lazy? If loud pipes are illegal, then pull over guys who have loud pipes. Pulling everyone over to verify their innocence is an presumption of guilt, and an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,572
Posted By steve68steve
I did. I don't think HD should try branching...

I did.

I don't think HD should try branching out from cruisers anymore.... and I strongly felt they should before this thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,848
Posted By steve68steve
Your point seems to be that since an adulterated...

Your point seems to be that since an adulterated Constitution is still a Constitution, no one has grounds to lament.

I believe the USC was founded on certain principles, and some of those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,848
Posted By steve68steve
The federal gov't has gained a HUGE amount of...

The federal gov't has gained a HUGE amount of power since the Constitution was ratified. They use the interstate commerce clause to insert themselves everywhere, and the threat of repealing funding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,848
Posted By steve68steve
I know many people who have principled attitudes...

I know many people who have principled attitudes towards freedom and liberty who are very lawful and civic-minded. Some are even public servants.

I don't think you were trying to paint with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,572
Posted By steve68steve
I thought the downturn was caused by a bubble...

I thought the downturn was caused by a bubble which got huge (the "roaring" 20's) due to the Fed manipulating interest rates.

I don't think the Federal Reserve = "free market", even in the absence...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-13-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 28,288
Views: 1,301,602
Posted By steve68steve
Well, my disposable income just grew a little so...

Well, my disposable income just grew a little so now I'm eyeing one of the Super Teneres no one is buying. Hence, goodbye WeeStrom.

:evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-12-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28,288
Views: 1,301,602
Posted By steve68steve
Shameless, self-promoting cross-posts - my DL650...

Shameless, self-promoting cross-posts - my DL650 is for sale in the flea market:

LINK to nice bike priced to move. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1036705)

2012 DL650 ADV, 21kmi,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,572
Posted By steve68steve
You have read the last few pages wrong. The...

You have read the last few pages wrong. The current whine isn't that HD should "drop what they're doing and change their product line" at all. The current lament is that they don't make bikes some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,848
Posted By steve68steve
1. Cops stopping lawful middle-class people for...

1. Cops stopping lawful middle-class people for a broken tail light doesn't make good TV. They take the worst/ most violent/ craziest interactions and splice them together to make an "interesting"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,572
Posted By steve68steve
Lol. I guess it was too subtle...

Lol.

I guess it was too subtle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,572
Posted By steve68steve
Your analogy is not analogous: it questions why...

Your analogy is not analogous: it questions why car companies don't build motorcycles. An analogy would be, "why doesn't Toyota build a (choose one: sporty sedan, light truck, minivan, electric car,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,572
Posted By steve68steve
Where did you get that? He said he'd love to...

Where did you get that? He said he'd love to ride a Harley, but they don't make one he likes/ can afford.

He doesn't hate them, is not blaming or criticizing them for running their business as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10,245
Views: 2,147,309
Posted By steve68steve
"There's no such thing as 'bad weather,' only...

"There's no such thing as 'bad weather,' only 'inappropriate clothing.'"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,752
Posted By steve68steve
Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, I'll be the...

Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, I'll be the first to confess:

I'm a WD-40 guy. It's a great cleaner, and very light oil. It's pretty clean (fling), doesn't attract a lot of dirt (wax/ oil...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,858
Posted By steve68steve
Man, we are twins separated at birth... but...

Man, we are twins separated at birth... but you're an inch taller.
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